Have you enjoyed taking part in a Great Run half marathon, 10k or 5k event previously? For the first time the UK’s largest mass participation sports organisation is bringing their world-class event delivery to the marathon market with two brand new events in 2017.

 

 

The first of these must-do events is The Stirling Scottish Marathon, which will start in Blair Drummond Safari Park. Participants will run past giraffes and elephants before they embark on a course which is steeped in history and will take in iconic sights such as Doune Castle, The Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.

 

 

 

Thousands have already signed up to take part, including a few famous faces such as Liz McColgan and Zola Budd.

 

 

 

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The second event in the series is The Birmingham International Marathon, taking place in the UK’s second-largest city which is also the European Capital of Running. Participants will start in Alexander Stadium, before running past iconic buildings such as Aston Hall, The Bullring & Bournville before finishing on the city’s famous ‘Golden Mile’.

 

 

 

 

Entries open in early October, but already over 12,000 runners have signed up to the reminder service. So you’ll need to be quick if you want to get into this one!

 

 

 

 

 

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